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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Greening of Detroit

Guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards, and parks

three stars

80.94

13000 West McNichols Detroit, MI 48235
tel: (313) 237-8733   Web Site
EIN: 31-0036036

Board Leadership
Bill Burdett
Chair

CEO
Lionel Bradford
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.94 three stars
  Financial 77.62 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Greening of Detroit was founded in 1989 to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs. Annually, The Greening hosts planting projects, ranging from full park restorations to streetscape renovations and massive street tree plantings to the creation of community and family vegetable gardens. We partner with federal, state and local agencies, corporations and foundations to assist neighborhood groups, churches and schools in their efforts to improve the ecosystem in Detroit.

The Greening of Detroit was founded in 1989 to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit's neighborhoods, boulevards and parks through tree planting projects and educational programs. Annually, The Greening hosts planting projects, ranging from full park restorations to streetscape renovations and massive street tree plantings to the creation of community and family vegetable gardens. We partner with federal, state and local agencies, corporations and foundations to assist neighborhood groups, churches and schools in their efforts to improve the ecosystem in Detroit.

Financial

two stars

77.62

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.14
  Program Expenses Growth 11.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greening of Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greening of Detroit on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Greening of Detroit (MI) 80.94 three stars
Environmental Initiative (MN) 94.01 four stars
Acterra (CA) 91.28 four stars
National Environmental Education Foundation (DC) 90.40 four stars
Green Mountain Club (VT) 89.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,963,496
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $47,520
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $453,556
Total Contributions $3,464,572
   Program Service Revenue $554,533
Total Primary Revenue $4,019,105
   Other Revenue $254,141
TOTAL REVENUE $4,273,246
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,411,367
   Administrative Expenses $513,969
   Fundraising Expenses $514,278
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,439,614
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-166,368
   
Net Assets $628,579

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Workforce Development $1,935,721 56.7%
Green Infrastructure $670,186 19.6%
Urban Agriculture $510,502 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 80.94 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 76.57 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 79.53 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.68 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 83.07 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 86.25 three stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 89.33 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 85.80 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.78 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 93.54 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 88.30 three stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 77.13 two stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 77.66 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 75.24 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 80.92 three stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 71.41 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 31-0036036
Name in IRS Master File GREENING OF DETROIT
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (379) Other conservation, environmental or beautification activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date April, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,396 3.09% Rebecca Salminen Witt President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Greening of Detroit (MI) 80.94 three stars
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Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment (CA) 95.87 four stars
Alaska Conservation Foundation (AK) 85.53 three stars
Rare (VA) 91.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Greening of Detroit
13000 West McNichols
Detroit, MI 48235
tel: (313) 237-8733
fax: (313) 237-8737
EIN: 31-0036036

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Board Leadership

Bill Burdett
Chair

CEO

Lionel Bradford
President

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